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Central Arcade, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Central Arcade

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 304603

OS Grid Reference: NZ2485464347
OS Grid Coordinates: 424854, 564347
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9731, -1.6133

Location: 153 Grainger Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 6EE

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE1 6EE

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Listing Text

(west side)
14/6/54 Central Arcade Nos.
1 to 22 consecutive
G.V. II*
Exchange Buildings interior: shopping arcade. Dated 1906 on entrances. By J.
Oswald and Sons. 2 rows of shops, those on the west the rear of No. 120 to 150
(even) Grainger Street. Faience by Burmantofts; iron and glass roof. 2 storeys,
lO bays of varying widths. Shops have slender pilasters and curved windows
flanking recessed entrances with high overlights; bracketed fascia supports first
floor balcony and cast iron lamp-holders. Each side of set-back upper floor has
10 groups of from one to 3 windows flanked by pilasters; shell pediments to
windows and top entablature with much rococo decoration. Each end has paired
arches on Ionic column and half-columns, with cartouches dated 1906, under
entablature. Niches with shell canopies above in Venetian form, the whole in
pilastered surround under segmental pediment and radiating panels. Round-arched
lattice girders support glazed roof and central ridged ventilator. Floor has
classical motifs in terrazzo; glass block basement lights.

Listing NGR: NZ2485464347

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Source: English Heritage

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